James Lafferty, 星, つ星 of the locally filmed TV series “One 木, ツリー Hill,” broke some bad news on the OTHfans.com Web site this week. He won’t be holding a charity バスケットボール, バスケット ボール game this 年 in Wilmington as he has for the past five years. The game has been a big hit with ファン who get to buy “One 木, ツリー Hill”-related merchandise and take 写真 of the cast and crew competing on the court. Last year, もっと見る than 1,300 ファン paying $25 each packed the stands of Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center. Lafferty’s publicist released a statement to the site explaining why he canceled this year’s event: “I will not be holding a charity バスケットボール, バスケット ボール game this year. As a result of constant harassment and gross invasions of privacy via e-mail and telephone, targeting myself, my フレンズ and even my family, I no longer feel comfortable holding a fundraiser in such an intimate setting with fans. It is frustrating and discouraging that a few have ruined it for the many this year, and I hope that myself and the 表示する have the opportunity to be charitable again in the future under different circumstances. I am not speaking on behalf of any of my cast, または the 表示する as a collective. This is a personal choice. Thank あなた to all the ファン who have been gracious, cordial and supportive of the charity events in the past, and thank あなた for understanding.” Lafferty has often 発言しました the charity game was one way he and the other cast members could give back to the fans. He’s been known as one of the もっと見る accessible stars of the show, not only because of the game, but also because of his involvement with the community. During the Wilmington Sea Dawg’s inaugural season, he and a few local filmmakers shot a documentary about the minor league バスケットボール, バスケット ボール team. The film, “For Keeps,” debuted in 2008 at the 人気 Cucalorus Film Festival here. Lafferty and other “One 木, ツリー Hill” cast members sat in the crowd with film buffs and ファン alike. He’s also taken time after shooting on location to walk across the 通り, ストリート and sign autographs for waiting fans. Perhaps those affected the most, however, are the charities that have benefited from the バスケットボール, バスケット ボール game’s proceeds. Last year, money went to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Winnie’s Garden and the Wilmington Family YMCA.
5th Annual James Lafferty Charity Basketball Game